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‘If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be, in war we find out who we are.’ Set in France during World War 2, this epic story followsÂ two very different sisters, as they try to survive Nazi occupation and ultimately each other.
Go Set A Watchman is commonly referred to as the sequel to Harper Lee’s first novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, however, it is, in fact, the first draft that Harper Lee calls the ‘parent’ book.
Second Life follows the protagonist Julia, a photographer living a seemingly normal life with her husband and son in London, but from the start is peppered with delicious hints at a dark past, that Julia toys with in her narration.
Set in the 17th Century, against a backdrop of dazzling wealth sown mostly by the Dutch East Trading Company, this story follows 18-year-old country girl Nella Oortman to Amsterdam, where she must find her feet in an arranged marriage to rich Merchant, Johannes Brandt.